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Easy Tips to Help You Maintain Your Piston Pumps

February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 160

Piston pumps rank among the most commonly used equipment across the world. They are used in a variety of applications and operations. That explains the ever-rising demand for such pumps. However, since they are used so widely and regularly, most users do not pay as much attention to their pumps' maintenance as is desired. In many cases, as long as a pump is working it is not given much of a thought. However, when the pump stops working, it could stall the entire process that it is a part of. To avoid such extremes, it is advisable to regularly maintain the pump to keep it in top working condition. At this point, it is important to mention that any person repairing a pump needs to have technical know-how about the functioning of a pump. Else, it could do more harm than good to the pump.

• What are the reasons for a pump not functioning? Typically, piston pumps that lack maintenance and care will stall at one point or another. Some of the most common reasons for a pump's failure are lack of oil change, the presence of water in the oil, a damaged valve seat or o-ring that could lead to loss of pressure. Moreover, a pump that runs with leaking or worn packings and plungers could be detrimental to your process. Such a pump will eventually stall. There are some other reasons for a pump not working. For instance poor inlet conditions leading to cavitations, dry running, poor or wrong filtration could lead to premature packing of the pump.

To keep your pump working in top shape, it is important to regularly check everything right from the water and oil supply to the discharge nozzle. For instance, you need to check if there are any water or oil leaks from the pump. Since the filter is an important aspect of the pump, it becomes necessary to clean it from time to time. The next important thing is the drive system of the pump. If you have a direct drive pump, then remember to check the tightness of the mounting bolts. Alternatively if it's a gearbox drive, then mounting the bolts tight and checking the oil level and leaks should take priority. Additionally, keeping a watch on other components such as the hose, spray gun, lance and nozzle is imperative. This rule also applies to misting pumps and pressure washer pumps.

Another handy tip is to maintain a schedule of repairs and maintenance for your pump and stick to it. For instance, most manufacturers would advise you to change the oil after the first 50 hours of pump operation and thereafter, every 50 hours or in three months, whichever comes first. In certain cases, the oil of your piston pumps might have to be changed sooner than prescribed.

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